Cinnamyl Alcohol


Cinnamic alcohol is valuable in perfumery for its odor and fixative properties. It is a component of many flower compositions (lilac, hyacinth, and lily of the valley) and is a starting material for cinnamyl esters, several of which are valuable fragrance materials. In aromas, the alcohol is used for cinnamon notes and for rounding off fruit aromas. Cinnamon spice, floral, green and fermented with powdery balsamic nuances. Use in trace amounts.

General Information

CategoryAromatic Compound
IUPAC Name3-phenylprop-2-en-1-ol
CAS Number104-54-1
Molecular Weight134.17 g/mol
Canonical SMILESC1=CC=C(C=C1)C=CCO

Organoleptic Properties

Odor Family
Odor Strength
Odor DescriptionBalsamic, Cinnamon, Cinnamyl, Fermented, Floral, Green, Hyacinth, Powdery, Spicy, Sweet
Substantivity371 hours at 100%

Physical Properties

AppearancePale yellow solid (est)
Vapor Pressure0.012 mmHg @ 25 °C. (est)
Vapor Density4.6 ( Air = 1 )
Boiling Point250 to 258 °C. @ 760 mm Hg
Flash Point> 200 °F. TCC ( > 93.33 °C. )
Melting Point30 to 34 °C. @ 760 mm Hg
Shelf Life24 months if stored properly
StorageStore in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light.
Soluble inAlcohol
Fixed oils
Propylene glycol
Water, 6188 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble inParaffin oil


CategoryFlavor and fragrance agents
Critical EffectDermal sensitization and systemic toxicity
Usage limits in the finished product
Cat. 1Category 1:0.22 %
Cat. 2Category 2:0.067 %
Cat. 3Category 3:0.25 %
Cat. 4Category 4:1.2 %
Cat. 5ACategory 5A:0.32 %
Cat. 5BCategory 5B:0.25 %
Cat. 5CCategory 5C:0.25 %
Cat. 5DCategory 5D:0.085 %
Cat. 6Category 6:0.13 %
Cat. 7ACategory 7A:0.25 %
Cat. 7BCategory 7B:0.25 %
Cat. 8Category 8:0.085 %
Cat. 9Category 9:0.76 %
Cat. 10ACategory 10A:0.76 %
Cat. 10BCategory 10B:2.00 %
Cat. 11ACategory 11A:0.085 %
Cat. 11BCategory 11B:0.085 %
Cat. 12Category 12:51.00 %

Safety Information

PictogramsGHS07: Harmful
Hazard StatementH302 - Harmful if swallowed
H315 - Causes skin irritation
H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction
H319 - Causes serious eye irritation
Precautionary StatementP261 - Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P264 - Wash … thoroughly after handling
P270 - Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product
P280 - Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
P301 + 312 - IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…/if you feel unwell
P302 + 352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/…
P305 + 351 + 338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing
P330 - Rinse mouth
P332 + 313 - If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention
P337 + 313 - If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention
P362 - Take off contaminated clothing
P501 - Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
R-phrasesR36/38 - Irritating to eyes and skin
R43 - May cause sensitisation by skin contact
S-phrasesS2 - Keep out of the reach of children
S24 - Avoid contact with skin
S26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
S36 - Wear suitable protective clothing
Europe Standard HazardXi - Irritant


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